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F. Luis Mora had a spirituality that
transcended any one organized religion. Raised a Catholic, he made
many respectful references to other religions in his dairies. He wrote:
"Beauty has the dynamic power of a prayer." In the painting purchased by Brigham
Young University, he paints his
"There are many and wide various branches of devotion with
(people) who have the privilege to minister. When I speak of
"branches of devotion," I mean those professions which lead men
and women to devote their lives to a great ideal."
The Eternal Supper, 1926, Oil on
Canvas, 75.9 x 101.6 cm (29 7/8 x 40").
Moses, Buddha, Lao-Tzu, Christ, Confucius, and Zoroaster.
Collection, Brigham Young University Museum, Inv. No. 840036400.
Exhibited, The National Academy of Design 1931.
Watercolor study for this oil painting is in a private collection.
Homage to Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody,
c1910. published as an advertisement by Steinway and Sons, as Harmonies
and metallic tempera on paper, 13 x 17 inches. Private
Collection. This may be a study for an oil painting, whereabouts unknown.
Francis Luis Mora, N.A. 1876-1940, illustration in oils,
Prayer of the Women, c 1918
oil on canvas, 45 x 33 inches, unstretched, untouched, with
notations verso, signed, stamped. Documentation, original magazine and small watercolor study. With poem by Sara
Teasdale, an early feminist and poet, and a friend of the artist mentioned
in his diaries.
King Saul and David,
circa 1900, gouache and watercolor on paper 19x17 inches, estate
stamp on verso. Collection, Joss Grandeau.